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Range DescriptionSaltator rufiventris occurs in the east Andes of La Paz, Cochabamba, Potosí, Chuquisaca, Tarija, Bolivia and Jujuy and Salta in Argentina. It is very local outside Cochabamba, but increased field effort has resulted in discoveries at several new sites (Fjeldså and Mayer 1996, Pearman 1997, Mazar Barnett et al. 1998a), and it is expected that further surveys will find it at new localities. It is common at some sites in Cochabamba and one area in La Paz (Pearman 1997, S. Mayer in litt. 1999), with the total population thought to exceed 10,000 birds (S. Mayer in litt. 1999).